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Abduction and Elopement in the Byzantine Novel

  title={Abduction and Elopement in the Byzantine Novel},
  author={J. Burton},
  journal={Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies},
  • J. Burton
  • Published 2000
  • Philosophy
  • Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies
Violent abduction of a woman against her will is treated with some sympathy in the twelfth-century novel, especially in Theodore Prodromos, in sharp contrast to the romanticism of the ancient novel; this departure is illuminated by the contemporary conflict between the harsh secular and the more indulgent canon law on abduction. 
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